The Viking-Poet Club
What is the
Viking-Poet Club? It's a club for those brave souls who choose to live their
lives like a work of art through extraordinary exploits, which reveal the
secrets of life's mysteries and answers to life's timeless questions and the
true nature of their character.
prospective members to the Viking-Poet Club are told: all individuals are
given the same opportunity to live a life that is extraordinary.
Membership to the Viking Club is paid for with
passion, creativity, dedication and a single-mindedness to pursue all that is
offered to you through chance and circumstance as well as the innovative
utilization of one's time and space in their zeitgeist.
All are taught to
abide by the Socratic dictum: know thyself. These two words were written
over the door to Plato's Academy, which he founded after traveling the known
world for fourteen years after his teacher Socrates had been convicted of
sedition and thus drank hemlock to end his life. Socrates' primary task was to
determine how an individual could live a life that was good, the Greek word
All full men who
possess the equipment necessary to live a Viking-Poet's life are above their
given epoch and instead stand outside their history so that convention and
morality indigenous to your epoch fall outside your scope of reference. The
Viking-Poet lives among the ancients. His idea of good is different from
that of the 21st-Century Man.
From Old Frisian, good
means to unite and from Old High German means to fit together or to
hold fast. It means bountiful yield, having favorable character,
genuine, promotes well being, beautiful, not small or insignificant, wise,
noble and worthy. This is what is good for the Viking-Poet: something that
is either an end in itself or a means to such an end. It satisfies its
intrinsic value by promoting individual self-realization.
Like empty time
waiting to be played out. Brushstrokes come from the manifold of experience.
Colors come from how you express your soul. Texture is determined by your yield
of qualia and shading is an illustration of your level of fulfillment.
principle of the Viking-Poet Club is: to promote ones originality at all
For membership to
the Viking-Poet Club, it is strongly recommended to locate in a foreign country
for initiation so that a new culture forces you to adapt yourself to your new
environment. This begins the process of tapping into your instincts.
Viking-Poet members choose books over television, art and philosophy over
science and technology, and continually strive to build their knowledge about
all facets of life. A member should have the inherent equipment to survive in
all corners of the world without the help of others so that not one place but
rather the planet itself is your home where you are comfortable in all
The top-level task
of all members is to earn wisdom upon completing an exploit in which he has
freedom of movement using self-sufficient means. Execution of all exploits must
be done poetically.
All members should
live their lives on the third principle of Viking-Poet philosophy: ‘Experience
is the source of all knowledge, and knowledge is a catalyst for spiritual
health and a queller of ignorance.'
Opportunity is a
door waiting to be opened to life's hidden secrets and kernels of wisdom. One's
degree of wisdom is the measure of all things. This means full-time adherence
to justice of the soul, as defined by Plato. (From this justice of the
soul springs all integrity, a hallmark of the Viking-Poet. And thus the
antithesis of phoniness). Members soon become aware that truth makes them hard
so they should be reminded never to lose their compassion. The ability to
maintain compassion even in trying times of extreme difficulty is the one
quality that distinguishes Viking adventurers as men of noble character.
Members must understand the wisdom: ‘Everyone arrives into the world and
leaves the world alone, everything else is a gift,' so they should regard
all the special things that life offers as a gift, and as such never expect
anything from anyone.
deduction is that all Vikings should know that their greatest moments
throughout their lives can only be experienced alone. Besides, it's easier to
move when unaccompanied by others. Viking-Poets tend to be solitudinarians
- a person leading a solitary or secluded life. To be alone is to achieve. To
be with others is to celebrate what you have achieved alone. That's why members
are encouraged to always have their own mode of transportation, motorcycle or
mountain bike or what have you, and are encouraged to develop fundamental
skills required for cartography and its derivatives.
Half of life is
just being there.
There is but one witness who sees all these
extraordinary lives of adventure and poetry, and that is Odin. It is the
omnipresent overseer with the long white beard who is witness to this ancient
club of men who have created masterpieces over the millennia in how they
had used their brief time on earth. It is Him who kept the catalog of paintings
in His library in Great Mead Hall in the Sky for all eternity. It is in
under the benevolent gaze of both Viking-Poet and Odin that one paints his
brushstrokes just as it is Him and the Viking-Poet who judges how well one has
lived while on his deathbed.
The mind is a
refuge full of elastic bands, plucked by the thumb of reason to echo
pleasantries in the ear.
Time is the only
thing that has met our ancestors. Probably the oldest thing in the universe.
Never stops moving. And the unrecognized elixir of life. And one extrapolates
this elixir through the will.
 The 21st-Century
Man is explained in Section Six.
is explained in Section Ten.